Burma History

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    Burmese Timeline

  • First Anglo Burmese War

    First Anglo Burmese War
    This was the first of three wars fought between the British and Burmese Empire in the 19th century. The war, which began primarily over the control of northeastern India, ended in a decisive British victory.
  • Second Anglo-Burmese War

    Second Anglo-Burmese War
    This was the second of three wars fought between the British and Burmese Empire in the 19th century. The British successfully seized lower Burma and was the beginning of Burma gradually loosing independance and sovereignty.
  • Assasination of Crown Prince Kanaung

    Assasination of Crown Prince Kanaung
    Prince Kanaung was assassinated by his two nephews and is the head of the reform movement who tried to modernize Burma. Under Kanaung's leadership, the following reforms were undertaken: centralization of the kingdom's internal administration, introduction of a salary system for the bureaucracy, comprehensive punishing laws, removal of trade barriers including custom duties, restructuring of the thathameda taxes (to increase direct taxation), and modernization of the kingdom's army.
  • Third Anglo Burmese War: End of Burmese Monarchy

    Third Anglo Burmese War: End of Burmese Monarchy
    It was the final of three wars fought in the 19th century between the Burmese and the British. The war caused independent Burma under the Konbaug Dynasty the loss of rule, whose dominion had already been reduced to the territory known as Upper Burma, This marked the end of Burmese monarchy and soon Burma became a province of British India.
  • First Rangoon University strike against the British

    First Rangoon University strike against the British
    There were three strikes conducted by the Rangoon University. This is where all three strikes against the British colonization started (1920, 1936 and 1938).
  • Saya San Rebellion

    Saya San Rebellion
    The Saya San rebellion is a Burmese peasant revolution directed against landowners and colonialists. The uprising was named after its leader, Saya San, founder of a patriotic organization, the Galons. In 1929 and 1930 this organization led peasants in a struggle to protest unfair taxation by British colonial authorities.
  • Burma seperated from India

    Burma seperated from India
    The British sperarated the Burma Province from British India in 1937 after many uprising and rebellions. The British granted the Burmese a new constitution and could now cally for a fully elected assembly and many powers were given to Burma. However this division caused many issues as some Burmeses felt that this would exclude them from any Indian reforms whereas other Burmese felt that this action was a positive step towards full independence.
  • Communist Party of Burma

    Communist Party of Burma
    The communist party of Burma was the oldest, still existing political party in Burma. In the beginning, the communist party was rendered illegal by the Burmese authorities so it operated in secretive manner. The communist party often associated and worked along side of armies that borders China. The communist party within Burma is known to the Burmese government as well the world as the Burma Communist Party or BCP.
  • Formation of Burma Independance Army

    Formation of Burma Independance Army
    The Burmese Independence Army, also known as the Burma National Army, was formed by the Japanese during World War II. The army served as the armed forces for the Burmese government and was originally made to serve and fight alongside the Imperial Japanese Army. However, the Burma National Army later changes sides and fought against Japan alongside the allies.
  • Japanese Occupation in Burma

    Japanese Occupation in Burma
    The Japanese occupation of Burma lasted for around three years during World War II. The Burmese thought that supporting the Japan would help them get rid of the British and allow Burma to become independent. However in 1942, Japan invaded Burma and installed a puppet government. When the Burmese finally realized that the Japanese had no intentions of allowing them independnce, they became part of the allience against Japan. And in April 1945, the allies drove Japan out of Burma.
  • Burma Returns to Bitish Rule

    Burma Returns to Bitish Rule
    After Burma worked with the allience to drive Japan out the country inorder to gain independence, the allies launched an offensive in Burma in December 1944 and captured Rangoon. After the allied victory, Burma was once again colonilized by Britain.
  • Independence of Burma

    Independence of Burma
    More than 60 years of British colonization came to an end on January 4th of 1948. Many Burmese were negatively affect under Birtish rule and the countries politics and economic systems certainly took its toll.
    Rebellions started amongst farmers and educated middle classes that elected Aung San as the figurehead of the reisitance. In mid-1947, Aung San negotiatied an independence agreement with the British and secured Burma's independence.
  • Military rule in Burma

    Military rule in Burma
    On march 2nd 1962, the military took control of Burma and the government had been under the direct and indirect control of military power ever since. During this time, the country was ruled by generals and other military officers thorugh the Burma socialist programme party. The militarism period in Burma caused many negative impact on the country as well as its citizens. Many rebellions arrose and during the period, Burma became one of the world's most impoverished countries.
  • "Union of Burma" to "Union of Myanmar"

    "Union of Burma" to "Union of Myanmar"
    Burma changes name to Myanmar and the capital name changes from Rangoon to Yangon, Suu Kyi is put under arrest for trying to divide the military.(Change from 'Union of Burma" to "Union of Myanmar".
  • Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize

    Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize
    Aung san Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest in Rangoon, and during that time, she won the Sakharvoc prize for freedom of thought in 1990 and was awarded the nobel peace prize only a year later. Her tow songs, Alexander and Kim accepted the Nobel peave prize on her behalf while she was still in prision and Aung San Suu Kyi decided to use the Nobel Peave Prize's 1.3 million US dollar prize money for health and education for the Burmese people.
  • Monk Protest

    Monk Protest
    Monk protest was within a series of protests against the government and in 18th of September, the protests was led by thousands of Bhuddist Monks.
  • Burma becomes unitary presidential constitutional republic

    Burma becomes unitary presidential constitutional republic
    Government publishes proposed new constitution, which allocates a quarter of seats in parliament to the military and bans opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from holding office.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Election

    Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Election
    Aung San Suu Kyi Won Election on 2012 April 1st. Calling the results a “a triumph of the people” Suu Kyi’s party won a victory that marks an important turn for her political career and for her nation as it emerges from a half-century of military rule.